Publisher: Theo. Audel & Co. New York N. Y.
This is a clean set of Audels, a complete set of 4 volumes printed and copyright in 1923, the first edition, first printing. One of my favorite reference book sets for information on building and carpentry techniques from the 1920's. The 1st volume is very good for information on tools of that days and how to care for them. Each book is 5" x 6.7" has a black leather like pressed cloth semi soft boards, gold gilt spine lettering; pages are tipped in gold gilt on all three sides. All are in good to good+ condition, covers are clean, spines are tight and straight. As you can see in the pictures there is some edge wear, minor rubs on the edges and slightly bumped corners of the covers, but minimal, we also note that each volume has a minor crease line running down the near center of the spine, this is from holding each volume fully opened, and has to do with the way the spine was glued to the binding originally, very common on first edition, later improved by Audels. Pages on all are clean, no tears, scribbling, or stains. We do not that volumes 2-4 do have writing on the inside blank pages, and note a few pages with underline text here and there, most of the writing is in pencil, some in ink, otherwise minor age toning on the pages in the border area mostly. We also note a few pages have edges folded or a blank corner area torn off, no missing text or pages were noted. Good tight bindings. Overall is good+ to good++ condition, clean, not musty. A nice set of books covering tools, steel square, cutting tools, saw sharpening, nails, screws, joinery, furniture, math, drawings, estimating, house and roof framing, layout, foundations, doors, windows, stair building, mill-work, painting, etc. Lots of good information.